Yesterday, my daughter, Caitlin requested a special post. She wants me to share her story about trying to change “MEN WORKING” signs to “PEOPLE WORKING” signs. Because I believe in her, her message, and that anything is POSSIBLE. Here is Caitlin’s story.
In the car on the way to school…
Caitlin: Mom, I just don’t get it. Why does it say, “MEN WORKING”? It should say, “PEOPLE WORKING.”
Me: Yeah, I never thought of that. That is a really good idea. What made you think of it?
Caitlin: Well, I want to be an architect and that means I will be on lots of construction sites. Those signs don’t include me. I think that is unfair.
Two days later and after lots of research on the topic…
Caitlin: Excuse me, sir, can I fix your sign? It says, “MEN WORKING” and it should say, “PEOPLE WORKING.” I want to be an architect and I will be involved in construction.
Eversource Worker: Yeah, sure. Go fix the sign.
Caitlin’s Steps & Tips for Making “PEOPLE WORKING” Signs
- Get some recycled cardboard. (Tip: Use long skinny ones, but any will work.)
- Cut the cardboard into a 6-inch by 24-inch strip. (Tip: Make sure it is long enough to cover the word MEN.)
- Cover the strip with Duck Tape (Tip: This makes it weather resistant.)
- Write “PEOPLE” in big bold letters. (Tip: Use Black Sharpie.)
- Go to the construction site and safely find a nice worker. (Tip: WEAR BOOTS!)
- Politely ask the worker if you can fix the “MEN WORKING” sign. Explain that it is not fair and doesn’t include everyone. (Tip: If you want to go into the construction field, you can say that too.)
- Go fix the sign. Use lots of Duck Tape and make sure you wrap it around the back of the sign. (Tip: Don’t go on a rainy day like I did, unless you really want to change that sign.)
- Talk to your friends and share this post.